Arctic Monkeys released their sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino back in May to a bunch of varying opinions from critics and fans. Before the album dropped, the band decided to keep the new sounds close to their vest by not releasing a single at all. But then, they shared the “first single” shortly after the album was out. That was the great track “Four Out Of Five,” which came with a pretty cool new video. Now they’ve followed it up with another neat video for the title track “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.”
Just like the previous single, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” leans heavier into the overarching theme/setting of the album. It has a lot of ancillary imagery for sure, but its main chorus comes straight from the front desk person at this imaginary hotel on the moon. As it has already been pointed out, the concept behind the LP isn’t tightly strung together, but it makes sense that the band would want to do some videos for the songs that are most inspired by its concept. This is because it gives them a lot of room to play with neat sci-fi hotel images. So, naturally, that’s what you get with this video. Plus some horses. Check it out below.
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is out now. Stream it here.